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LeBron James Explains Why He Went To Go Watch Steph Curry At Davidson In 2008: 'I Knew He Was Special'

(via Fadeaway World)

(via Fadeaway World)

When Steph Curry was drafted 7th overall in the 2009 NBA Draft, nobody really knew what he would become. 10 years later, and it seems the world is still shocked by what Curry is capable of on the court -- that is, everyone except his biggest rival LeBron James.

Apparently, the King knew all along. Apparently, as the King shared through a post on Twitter, he had bought front row seats to a Sweet 16 matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers and Davidson Wildcats to see Curry play "up close and personal" back in March of 2008.

For many, 2008 would mark the introduction of Davidson guard Stephen Curry to the national stage. It was then that people were exposed to his electrifying game, and he did not disappoint. In that game, with LeBron watching, Curry dropped 33 points, hitting six of his 11 3-point attempts.

Today, Curry is widely recognized as the greatest shooter to ever play, and one of the top players in the game. And though he and Bron have had their battles over the years, there has clearly always been a lot of respect and appreciation between them.